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The Mayor of London is encouraging people with Covid-19 symptoms to get tested, over fears of a second wave of the deadly virus.Sadiq Khan Tweeted: “We can’t risk a second wave of Covid-19 infections — it would be devastating for our city.

“If you’re showing symptoms, self-isolate immediately and get tested.

The Mayor’s Tweet directs social media users to the NHS Testing and Tracing web page, which also urges people to get a test if they have symptoms.

On Friday (June 19), the Department of Health and Social Care announced thousands of new booking slots for coronavirus home testing kits had been made available by the UK Government.

The department took to social media to announce that home testing kits could be ordered, and walk-through and drive-through appointments could be booked.

“Anyone with symptoms can book online now,” it added.

This increase in availability came as the UK Covid-19 alert level was lowered from Level 4 to Level 3, meaning transmission is not “high or exponentially rising” but the virus is still in “general circulation”.

“It is critical that you continue to wash your hands and keep a safe distance from others,” the department said.

Lockdown has been eased with the reopening of non-essential shops, but tightened with new rules making face masks mandatory on public transport – in an attempt to help struggling businesses get back on track, while trying to prevent a second and potentially even deadlier wave of Covid-19.

With this in mind, Sadiq Khan is also asking the Government to make face masks mandatory in other places where social distancing is not possible.

The Mayor Tweeted: “Why the wait? The evidence is increasingly clear – wearing face coverings can help stop the spread of this deadly virus.

“The PM must act right now to make them mandatory in shops and all confined public places. Lives are at stake.” Read More……..

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